When you’re pregnant, it’s easy to become oblivious to the changes going on throughout your body. Sure, you may pick up What to Expect When You’re Expecting and skim through the slew of parenting sites, but you have a lot on your mind and learning whether or not your vagina smells differently during pregnancy isn’t a priority. That being said, equipping yourself with enough knowledge about your ever-changing body will help you avoid any major shocks over the next nine months. Particularly when it comes to what happens to your vagina changes during pregnancy.
I, for one, avoided learning anything about my pregnancy anatomy and didn’t bother to read about the changes my vagina would endure. Not because I wasn’t interested, but because I was terrified. I knew my hoo-ha could potentially stretch to accommodate a human being, and that tidbit was enough to scare the proverbial sh*t out of me. But it turns out, there’s a lot more that goes on down there than I thought — and it’s pretty important too. If you’d rather stay in the dark than that’s OK, but if you want to know what to expect, here are nine ways your vagina changes when you’re pregnant.